As this year's Pool stages draws to a close, there was much to play for in another absorbing round of European fixtures.... Masterful Munster deliver devastating statement of intent Given their history and pedigree in this competition, many people will have been foolish to write off Munster's chances of European success this
Okay let’s be honest here, Toulon are pretty awful at the moment, they’re bottom of Pool 5 and 11th in the French Top14. However, on a European night and at the Stade Mayol a lot of people would still be reluctant to back Edinburgh against the former three times Champions.
My European Rugby form has reflected that of the English clubs in the Champions Cup, as I seem to be languishing near the bottom of many of my Superbru pools, and I'm running out of time to turn things around. Let's see how we get on over the final two rounds.
Here are my predictions for this weekend's Challenge Cup matches, featuring hotly-anticipated matches such as the Dragons v Timosoara Saracens. Perpignan v Bordeaux
It's a dead rubber, but could this be Perpignan's first win of the season in all competitions? Exciting. Perpignan by 2 La Rochelle v Zebre
The Italians are on
At the risk of sounding like a grumpy old man, ranting from his armchair, we all have a few things that irk us far more than they should. Not least in sport; usually a source of so much joy, little, often inconsequential, bits of gameplay can inexplicably make the blood
Fresh from an extended Christmas break spent polishing my oval-shaped crystal ball, here are some predictions for who will win what in the year ahead. What do you think? Six Nations
Wooden Spoon: Italy After an incredible year in 2018 that included a Six Nations Grand Slam, Ireland remain the team to
Saracens finally beaten...twice
If there was anyone who was going to beat Saracens this season, whilst still full strength before the Six Nations kicks in, it was going to be Exeter. The Chiefs secured top spot at Christmas with a 31-17 victory over the Champions, in which they played much better
The last two weekends gave us some absorbing rugby in back-to-back Champions Cup matches. However, things are not quite going to plan for the Premiership teams – now two-thirds of the way through the group stages and Saracens are the only side that look like they will be competing for
Having seen all the same matches last week with the home side reversed, it means this week's predictions should be easy - right? There were green arrows for me after Round 4, and I'm hoping for more of the same this time. Here are my Heineken Champions Cup predictions for
All to play for as the half-way point in this season's pool stages approaches, here are a few of the talking points from a decisive weekend of action... Young Glasgow team rip up the rulebook with another win on the road So often in the Champions Cup Pool stages home form is